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Meet  Mike

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Mike Calinoff
Owner / Trainer


Doglogics owner, trainer and entrepreneur, Mike Calinoff, is the founder of the Practical Positive Development Method, which conditions your pup to make better real-life decisions. 

Since 2017, the company has trained 1600+ dogs, from puppies to seniors. They are the No. 1 rated in-home training company on Lake Norman. 

Mike's passion for dog training has prompted him to develop unique methods of problem-solving -- particularly with dogs who suffer from reactivity, aggressions and impulse control issues. 

And puppies -- Doglogics loves puppies! They have one of the most family-friendly programs and are proud of their five-star Google Reviews

Mike has served on the Board of the Humane Society of Iredell County from 2011 - 2016 and is a lifelong pet welfare and rescue advocate. 

In an earlier life, Mike was a stand-up comic where he appeared at such venues like Catch a Rising Star in New York and The Comedy Store in West Hollywood, California. He makes the training fun, too. 

Mike is also a well-known figure in the NASCAR community. Most notably, he is a three-time Championship Spotter and two-time Daytona 500 winner with Matt Kenseth and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

​In addition, Mike owns Bark Avenue Walks & Pet Sitting -- a Five-Star-rated dog walking & pet sitting company. That's where his passion for training dogs was jumpstarted. 


Mike is fortunate enough to bring his pups to work with him every day. His Goldendoodles, Wyatt (3 years) and Larry (8 months as of 3/23) are active participants for dog distraction training. 

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